Illegal Monsanto GMO wheat discovered at ‘isolated site’ in Canada

Canadian authorities have admitted that a patch of an unapproved, genetically modified strain of wheat has been found in the wild, well outside of old Monsanto test areas, but hope the unfortunate discovery won’t hamper exports. The crop, of unknown origin, was first discovered on an access road in Alberta

Philippines plans to give free guns to ‘clean’ community leaders willing to fight drugs & crime

The Philippines’ Interior Ministry has announced plans to provide some 42,000 community leaders with free handguns to ramp up the statewide battle against drugs and crime, which continues to draw the ire of human rights defenders. The decision to give state-issued handguns to the community leaders – known locally as

‘Millions of lives at risk’: Humanitarian groups urge Saudi-led coalition to spare Yemeni civilians

Halting operations at the crucial Hodeidah port would have an enormous impact on people all across Yemen, humanitarian agencies have warned, urging the warring parties to spare innocent lives in their battle for the Red Sea city. “Hodeidah is a lifeline for millions of Yemenis,” Iolanda Jaquemet, a spokeswoman from the

WhatsApp down: App crashes, outage reported in many parts of the world

The Whatsapp messenger app is experiencing outages in many parts of the world, with frustrated users reporting difficulties in Europe, South Africa and south-east Asia, including Hong Kong. People have been having trouble connecting to the app, as well as sending and receiving messages since 10:00 GMT, according to Down Detector, a

‘It’s an invasion!’: UKIP leader blasts Brussels’ migration policy in the European Parliament

UKIP leader Gerard Batten has accused the European Union of blackmailing member states into accepting migrants from “Islamic countries”, amid boos and jeers from fellow MEPs. “You used the emotional blackmail argument of talking about helping defenseless refugee families. And yet, the reality is that the vast majority of these

‘Gender stereotypes’ & ‘sexual objectification’ banned from Stockholm billboards

Scantily-clad blondes on the streets of Stockholm will soon be a thing of the past after the city council voted to give the advertising regulator sweeping new powers to remove adverts it deems sexist or degrading. The law, which will be enforced from next month, was passed Monday after receiving

Dubai hotel cuts ties with Indian-born chef over ‘Islamophobic’ tweet to Quantico actress

An Indian-born celebrity chef has had his contract with a Dubai hotel cancelled after tweeting that Islam has “terrorized” Hindus for thousands of years. Atul Kochar, a Michelin-star chef associated with the luxury Rang Mahal restaurant in the JW Marriott Marquis Hotel in Dubai, directed his tweet at Indian actress

Trump & Kim sign ‘historic’ document following talks in Singapore

North Korean leader Kim Jong-un and US President Donald Trump have signed a four-point document that would lead to “major change,” they announced at a joint news conference after their first face-to-face meeting in Singapore. The contents of the document were not immediately disclosed, but Trump said that he will

Sentenced to death for crossing the EU border, Penka the cow shall live

Penka the cow, whose life was left hanging by a thread after illegally crossing the EU border without the necessary paperwork, is to be spared. Following a review of her case by the Bulgarian Food Safety Authority, the pregnant cow was shown to be healthy and conformed with all EU

Diplomatic delicacies: What was on the menu at the Trump-Kim summit?

North Korea’s Kim Jong-un and US President Donald Trump enjoyed a mouthwatering lunch, complete with prawn cocktail, dauphinoise potatoes and vanilla ice cream, during their historic summit in Singapore. The political heavyweights met at the Capella Hotel island resort to bash out a deal to scrap nuclear weapons on the